Saturday, 24 October 2015

Bradley Cooper tries hard not to get BURNT

BURNT Preview Screening Review

I got tickets to see Bradley Cooper's new film Burnt about a Chef who's career went up in flames because of his own self sabotaging behaviour.

I really wanted to like this movie because well it's a food movie and Bradley Cooper as (Adam Jones) is the lead in it.  

It also stars the fantastic Emma Thompson as his pseudo therapist and Sienna Miller as a tough cookie Helene a sous chef.  Both women were fantastic but I would have liked to see a little more of their characters developed in the story. Uma Thurman also makes an accent ladened appearance as a food critic.

Bradley Cooper plays kind of the stereotypical arrogant and Gordon Ramsey like tyrant of a boss who tries to achieve perfection in food but has a lot to master in his personal life.  

He was a 2 star Michelin Chef which is already a difficult feat to master but he has reached rock bottom after blowing his career because of his drug addicted lifestyle and the fact that he borrowed money from the wrong people and responsible for leaving a trail of destruction in his past because of his addictions.  Now clean for 2 years he returns to London and looks up some of his old contacts,  one is a rival chef who still has anger towards the things he did in the past and another played by Daniel Bruhl who is a gay Maitre D who is in love with Adam Jones but has been burned by him in the past.  Because he still cares about him he puts up with his insane behaviour and helps him to re launch his career with the help of some former good and bad chefs and Helene the strong and talented chef who is the only person he can connect with as he sees them as the same career obsessed people.  
Will he get his 3rd Michelin Star?  Well he needs to realize the worth of the people he is surrounded by to get there.

This film is filled with lots of food porn and beautiful people and amazing locations in London and Paris but there seems to be a missing ingredient in the mix.  As my friend put it there wasn't enough heart in the story.  There wasn't enough of the backstory and the heart of the lead character shown in the film until the very end so it was hard to connect to his story.  There are plenty of scenes that are just people cooking or eating food so if you aren't into food porn you might not be interested in this film.  

The thing that took me out of the film was a fight scene where he gets beat to a pulp and has a gash on his eye that was bleeding and can barely walk and then all of a sudden they find out that Michelin men have come to the restaurant and he magically recovers and starts the pass.  Firstly,  after just finishing my food handlers certificate there is no way anyone would allow him to cook with blood on his face and an open wound.  If he is a Michelin star chef he knows he could be shut down instantly if a food inspector walked in.  Then there was the makeup person in me that just kept getting my attention drawn to the continuity of the actual gash and the other injuries that seemed to magically change.   
The film was pretty predictable with the plate clearing scene and the yelling and the arrogance and abusive lifestyle.   You knew where this film was going.

For a film with more heart see A hundred Mile Journey with Helen Mirren or watch the documentary For Grace about Michelin Star chef Curtis Duffy who has loads of heart.  I have written a post on that film previously and have met and interviewed chef Duffy who is focused, humble and kind.   I suppose there isn't enough Hollywood drama in a character that is nice but bad behaviour in the kitchen is becoming passe.

If you love food or Bradley Cooper then go see this movie but if you are looking for a great story then I would say pass on this pass.

Sorry Bradley I wanted to love it but it was just a little burnt for me.

The movie release date was Oct. 23rd, 2015

Monday, 14 September 2015







A young woman in Ireland in the 1950's can't find work and her priest has arranged a job for her in New York.  She doesn't have any family in New York but stays in a female boarding house with a host of characters.  She tries to settle in and feel comfortable with her move to another country but doesn't feel like she fits in until she meets a handsome Italian plummer who is from Brooklyn. He shows her the beauty of New York and she starts to feel comfortable until a family tragedy sends her back to Ireland and she gains a new perspective on what her life may have been if she had stayed. She is now forced to make a choice between staying in her homeland or moving back to Brooklyn to be with the man she fell in love with.

I watched this film with a group of my film festival friends and one of them happened to be from the same town in Ireland and there were a lot of similarities in her own journey with the exception of the Italian man.  This film really got to her and there were a few of us in the group that went through a host of emotions while a couple of the guys just didn't understand as much.

This film was a nod to the old Hollywood romance films.   It isn't a face paced film but it's a beautifully told story about ones homeland and fitting into a foreign environment.

I would say 8 out of 10 of us really loved this film.   Art is subjective so I don't like to rate films but if the majority of a group of people like a film then you know you have something special.

Friday, 4 September 2015

My TIFF Film Picks

TIFF - The Toronto International Film Festival is just about to begin a milestone year with it's 40th Film Festival starting next week.  Now is the time when people are quickly planning their 10 or 11 days at the festival.  Every year the festival gets bigger and bigger and it gets tougher to try and see all the films you want to see in such a limited time span.   With a couple hundred films at a dozen different theatres it's tricky to figure out where to be and when and what to see.  So planning has been the key for many successful longtime film goers.  Some of my friends create Excel spreadsheets to map out where there films are.   This year I used the spreadsheet that created by Tiff and whittled it down to the picks of films I want to see.

Art is very subjective and this list is the films I want to see.  Your list may be very different.  I choose my films based on subject matter, sometimes an actor that I think will be very good, sometimes it's a director and sometimes it's just something I think would be just a lot of fun.

One thing I have learned in my 15 years doing TIFF is that it's hard to get everyone to agree on the same film.  With my 30 odd Tiff teammates we can all see the same movie and there will be a few in the bunch that weren't fans of the film while it hit home to others.  A dozen of us saw a film last night and a few cried while it didn't touch others the same way.  So you never know what films you will connect with.

Here is my list of films I hope to see either at Tiff or the near future and I hope a lot of them end up being Academy Award Nominated films this year.

I won't go into detail now about the films or why I chose them but I write about the ones I do get to see later.

I hope you get to see a few goods films and look out for some of these at screens in the future.

45 Years
Special Presentations
Andrew Haigh
About Ray
Special Presentations
Gaby Dellal
Amazing Grace
Sydney Pollack
Contemporary World Cinema
Naomi Kawase
Beeba Boys
Gala Presentations
Deepa Mehta
Being Charlie
Special Presentations
Rob Reiner
Black Mass
Special Presentations
Scott Cooper
Born to be Blue
Special Presentations
Robert Budreau
Special Presentations
John Crowley
Zander Lehmann
Gala Presentations
Jean-Marc Vallée
Special Presentations
Jonás Cuarón
Every Thing Will Be Fine
Wim Wenders
Eye in the Sky
Gala Presentations
Gavin Hood
Five Nights in Maine
Maris Curran
Gala Presentations
Peter Sollett
Special Presentations
Meghna Gulzar
He Named Me Malala
Davis Guggenheim
Hyena Road
Gala Presentations
Paul Gross
Into the Forest
Special Presentations
Patricia Rozema
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Amy Berg
Keith Richards: Under the Influence
Morgan Neville
Gala Presentations
Brian Helgeland
Len and Company
Special Presentations
Tim Godsall
London Fields
Special Presentations
Mathew Cullen
Miss You Already
Gala Presentations
Catherine Hardwicke
Mississippi Grind
Gala Presentations
Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Mr. Right
Gala Presentations
Paco Cabezas
Our Brand Is Crisis
Special Presentations
David Gordon Green
Gala Presentations
Atom Egoyan
Special Presentations
Tom McCarthy
The Danish Girl
Special Presentations
Tom Hooper
The Dressmaker
Gala Presentations
Jocelyn Moorhouse
The Family Fang
Special Presentations
Jason Bateman
The Lady in the Van
Special Presentations
Nicholas Hytner
The Lobster
Special Presentations
Yorgos Lanthimos
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Gala Presentations
Matthew Brown
The Martian
Gala Presentations
Ridley Scott
The Meddler
Special Presentations
Lorene Scafaria
The Steps
Contemporary World Cinema
Andrew Currie
The Witch
Special Presentations
Robert Eggers
This Changes Everything
Avi Lewis
Special Presentations
Jay Roach
Special Presentations
James Vanderbilt
Women He's Undressed
Gillian Armstrong
Special Presentations
Paolo Sorrentino

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Starving Foodie's guide to Best places to Eat during Tiff

Starving Foodie's guide to the best place to eat while at TIFF?  (Toronto International Film Festival 2015)

I compiled this list for my Starving Foodie Blog but I thought it would interest all the Film lovers attending the festival.

I have been doing Tiff for about 15 years and some years I hardly have time to get any food so sometimes you grab a bagel at Tim Horton's but other times you have an hour to wait in between screenings when you just want to sit down and have someone serve you a good meal and have a rest between running around to theatres or parties.

This list will help you if you are new to TIFF or just don't know where the best place to eat near a theatre is.

Now if you are looking for Celebrity Spotting you might only see a few here or there probably grabbing a Starbuck's coffee but mostly they are the high end places because if you are George Clooney or an A list celeb you can afford to go anywhere you want to and most of the time George and his pals go to restaurants you have never heard of or haven't even opened to the public yet  or are nowhere near where you would expect them to be because they have drivers that can drive them anywhere they need to go.   

So my suggestion is to forget about Celebrity Stalking and just go where you can get fast or great food depending on what you have time for and save your energy for seeing as many films as you can.

These are my choices for places I would recommend going to that are pretty close to each theatre.   There are thousands of restaurants in Toronto and I have curated it down to a few based on variety and proximity.  I have generally left out Food Courts because they close early.  

If I haven't added YOUR favourite place it's because I haven't been there or didn't think it was one I would recommend for various reasons.


*     Starving Artist
**    Gotta Job
***   A list Celebrity $$ 

1. TIFF Bell Lightbox
Ravi Soups
Burrito Boyz
O&B Canteen

224 Adelaide St. W. 
322 Adelaide St. W.
6 Blue Jay Way
350 King St. W,
299 Adelaide St. W.
2.  Elgin/Wintergarden
189 Yonge Street

Richmond Station
The Chase

1 Richmond St. W.
10 Temperance St,
176 Queen St. W.
3. Scotiabank Theatre
259 Richmond Street West
Khao San Road
300 Richmond St. W,
304 Richmond St. W.
326 Adelaide St. W.
132 John St.
4. Princess of Wales
300 King Street West

Tim Hortons

322 King St. W.
18 Duncan St.
161 Pearl St.
5. Roy Thompson Hall
60 Simcoe Street

Ritz Carlton 
Elephant & Castle
Los Colibris 
El Cabalito

181 Wellington St.W.
212 King St. West
220 King St. West

6.  AGO
317 Dundas Street West

Mean Bao
Village by the Grange Food Court 
275 Dundas St. W. 
317 Dundas St. W.
281 Dundas St.  W.
109 McCaul St.

7.  Isabel Bader
93 Charles Street West

Slab Burgers
La Societe
The One Eighty

 47 Charles St. W.
131 Bloor St. W. 
55 Bloor St. W. 51st 
8.  Ryerson
43 Gerrard Street East

Banh Mi Boys
Reds Midtown 
Salad King

399 Yonge Street
382 Yonge Street
340 Yonge Street
9.  Bloor Hot Docs
506 Bloor Street West
Aroma Espresso 
Pauper’s Pub

504 Bloor St. W.
500 Bloor St. W.
539 Bloor St. W.

Richmond Station
Banh Mi Boys

Aroma Espresso Bar

disclosure: The restaurants listed are my own choices and I have not received any compensation from any of the listed restaurants to appear on this list.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Filmmakers & Celebs attending TIFF's 40 Anniversary Festival

Want to know who's coming to TIFF this year for their 40th Anniversary?

Well they just released the press release with the extensive list.  It seems very international this year to me.

The following filmmakers, creators and artists are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:

Marc Abraham, Lenny Abrahamson, Hany Abu-Assad, Evgeny Afineevsky, Pablo Agüero, Chantal Akerman, AKIZ, Emin Alper, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, George Amponsah, Laurie Anderson, Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Joko Anwar, Danielle Arbid, Myrsini Aristidou, Gillian Armstrong, Harrison Atkins, Jacques Audiard, Nabil Ayouch, Jason Bateman, Joe Begos, Mateo Bendesky, Roxanne Benjamin, Amy Berg, Bergur Bernburg, Fabienne Berthaud, Thomas Bidegain, Wayne Blair, Matthew Taylor Blais, Anna Boden, Andreea Cristina Bortun, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, Leyla Bouzid, Salem Brahimi, Pietra Brettkelly, Sue Brooks, Matthew Brown, David Bruckner, Robert Budreau, Jayro Bustamante, Sean Byrne, Paco Cabezas, A.D. Calvo, Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias, Jon Cassar, Michael Caton-Jones, Sylvia Chang, Soi Cheang, Mabel Cheung, Andrew Cividino, Elaine Constantine, Scott Cooper, Julio Hernández Cordón, Catherine Corsini, John Crowley, Jonás Cuarón, Maris Curran, Andrew Currie, Jamie M. Dagg, Ely Dagher, Terence Davies, Tammy Davis, Álex de la Iglesia, Salvador del Solar, Samuel M. Delgado, Gaby Dellal, Julie Delpy, Yuval Delshad, Nick DenBoer, Diastème, Drake Doremus, Christopher Doyle, Igor Drljaca, Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, Stephen Dunn, Barbara Eder, Guy Édoin, Jussi Eerola, Robert Eggers, Atom Egoyan, Adil El Arbi, Halima Elkhatabi, Danae Elon, Jihan El-Tahri, Roland Emmerich, Anne Émond, Can Evrenol, Lawrence Fajardo, Philippe Falardeau, Bilall Fallah, Kasra Farahani, David Farr, Jean-Loup Felicioli, Pablo Fendrik, Ryan Ferko, Simon Fitzmaurice, Ryan Fleck, Federica Foglia, Davy Force, Maïder Fortuné, Stephen Frears, Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Cary Fukunaga, Alain Gagnol, Florian Gallenberger, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Geeta Gandbhir, Cesc Gay, Tom Geens, Beatrice Gibson, Nitzan Gilady, Helena Girón, Amos Gitaï, Fabrice Gobert, Tim Godsall, David Gordon Green, Paul Gross, Guan Hu, Ciro Guerra, Davis Guggenheim, Meghna Gulzar, Patricio Guzmán, Ido Haar, Lucile Hadžihalilovic, Du Haibin, Andrew Haigh, Hermon Hailay, Grímur Hákonarson, Catherine Hardwicke, Sterlin Harjo, Owen Harris, Brian Helgeland, Oliver Hermanus, Gavin Hood, Tom Hooper, Patrick Horvath, Eva Husson, Nicholas Hytner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Brian D. Johnson, Duke Johnson, Evan Johnson, Kent Jones, Kahlil Joseph, Marie-Ève Juste, Tolga Karaçelik, Paul Katis, Charlie Kaufman, Shambhavi Kaul, Naomi Kawase, Yaelle Kayam, Alexandra-Therese Keining, Eric Khoo, Sebastian Ko, Sandra Kogut, Barbara Kopple, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Baltasar Kormákur, German Kral, Lars Kraume, Tim Kring, Joachim Lafosse, Patrice Laliberté, Yorgos Lanthimos, Hicham Lasri, Daniel Leconte, Emmanuel Leconte, Sherren Lee, Claude Lelouch, Michael Lennox, Mark Lewis, Sergei Loznitsa, Guy Maddin, Michael Mann, Pietro Marcello, Alejandra Márquez Abella, Justin Martinez, Gabriel Mascaro, Mai Masri, Erik Matti, Steven McCarthy, Tom McCarthy, Bruce McDonald, Sam McKeith, Tom McKeith, Julio Medem, Isiah Medina, Deepa Mehta, Piero Messina, Takashi Miike, Rebecca Miller, Roberto Minervini, Josh Mond, Caroline Monnet, Dito Montiel, Michael Moore, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Nanni Moretti, Radu Muntean, Ilya Naishuller, Pan Nalin, Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser, László Nemes, Morgan Neville, Eva Neymann, Gaspar Noé, Bahar Noorizadeh, Rufus Norris, Ryan J. Noth, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Kwon Oh-kwang, Marcel Ophüls, Louise Osmond, Luis Ospina, Ivan Ostrochovský, Stephen Page, Kire Paputts, Jennifer Peedom, Nicolás Pereda, Osgood Perkins, He Ping, Leanne Pooley, Natalie Portman, Corneliu Porumboiu, Robin Pront, Lucía Puenzo, Nicolás Puenzo, Radio Silence, Kazik Radwanski, Behrouz Rae, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Nick Read, Patrick Reed, Rob Reiner, Jason Reitman, Arturo Ripstein, Ben Rivers, Jay Roach, Ariel Rotter, Patricia Rozema, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Zack Russell, Seung-wan Ryoo, Adam Salky, Jeremy Saulnier, Matthew Saville, Mark Sawers, Lorene Scafaria, Elisabeth Scharang, Sebastian Schipper, Kerstin Schroedinger, Grant Scicluna, Ridley Scott, Florin Serban, Michelle Shephard, Howie Shia, Mina Shum, Nick Simon, Jeremy Sims, Hanna Sköld, Marko Skop, Mark Slutsky, Peter Sollett, Paolo Sorrentino, The Sporadic Film Collective, Simon Stone, Todd Strauss-Schulson, Thomas Stuber, Corin Sworn, Malgorzata Szumowska, Mika Taanila, Kimie Tanaka, Terrarea, Johnnie To, Pablo Trapero, Joachim Trier, Athina Rachel Tsangari, André Turpin, Yermek Tursunov, Jean-Marc Vallée, Joost van Ginkel, James Vanderbilt, Ana Vaz, Federico Veiroj, David Verbeek, Lorenzo Vigas, Denis Villeneuve, Magnus von Horn, Charlie Vundla, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wim Wenders, Ben Wheatley, Alice Winocour, Frederick Wiseman, Anthony Wonke, Marcin Wrona, Leena Yadav, Zhang Yang, Martin Zandvliet, Shemi Zarhin, Yared Zeleke, Jia Zhang-ke, Christian Zübert, and Alan Zweig.

The following guests are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:

Christopher Abbott, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Alon Aboutboul, Abdelkarim Abu Baraka, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Waris Ahluwalia, Anajosé Aldrete, Vladimir Alexis, Sarah Allen, Joan Allen, Mathieu Amalric, Robert Amjarv, Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Benjamin Arthur, Ascot Royals, Kate Ashley, Mohammed Assaf, Hiba Atallah, Qais Atallah, Kevin Bacon, Jag Bal, Sofia Banzhaf, Tara Lynn Barr, Drew Barrymore, Joel Basman, Sean Bean, Jonny Beauchamp, Monica Bellucci, Tim Beresford, Bernardo Bernardo, The Big Sound, Luke Bilyk, Rougalta Bintou Saleh, Emily Blunt, Alexis Bonogofsky, Devon Bostick, Rachida Brakni, Adrien Brody, Erika Brodzky, Josh Brolin, Bruce Peninsula, Daniel Brühl, Sandra Bullock, Lindsay Burdge, Emil Buschow, Oskar Buschow, Will Butler, Win Butler, Rose Byrne, Michael Caine, Deragh Campbell, Michael Caton, Josh Charles, Régine Chassagne, Jessica Chastain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Ricardo Chavira, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Suzanne Clément, Kristine Cofsky, Emory Cohen, Toni Collette, Common, Tom Courtenay, Bryan Cranston, John Lloyd Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Jimena Cuarón, Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Mackenzie Davis, Benicio Del Toro, Monica Deol, Johnny Depp, Rajshri Deshpande, Tommy Dewey, Agyness Deyn, Steve Dhillon, Fariborz David Diaan, Sarah Jane Dias, Garret Dillahunt, Ma-Anne Dionisio, David Disher, Ryan Donnelly, Jean Dujardin, Willonson Duprate, Francesca Eastwood, Joel Edgerton, Jean Romane Edmond, Dennis Edney, Patricia Edney, Jesse Eisenberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Carmen Ejogo, Idris Elba, Viss Elliot Safavi, Greg Ellis, Cary Elwes, Elle Fanning, Feng Xiaogang, Dominic Flores, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Ben Foster, Jeremy Gara, Gael García Bernal, Maxim Gaudette, Filip Geljo, Jasmin Geljo, Greta Gerwig, Domhnall Gleeson, Donald Glover, Cad Gold Jr., Caroline Goodall, John Goodman, Topher Grace, Greg Grunberg, Pavleen Gujral, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hardy, Allan Hawco, Ethan Hawke, Salma Hayek, Liam Hemsworth, Aksel Hennie, Tom Hiddleston, Randeep Hooda, Sacha Horler, Christine Horne, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Huard, Rhys Ifans, Reef Ireland, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Irvine, Christopher Jacot, Stephan James, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Connor Jessup, Wang Jiajia, Jillea, Harvey Keitel, Anna Kendrick, Richard Kerr, Irrfan Khan, Kirin Kiki, Jack Kilmer, Tim Kingsbury, Burghart Klaußner, Naomi Klein, Johannes Krisch, Diane Kruger, Peter Kurth, Kutiman, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Lamassonne, Martin Landau, Caleb Landry Jones, Diane Lane, Brie Larson, Gilles Lellouche, Alban Lenoir, Dave Liang, Marilyn Lima, Maša Lizdek, Kayla Lorette, Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble, Amrit Maghera, Anushka Manchanda, Kate Mara, Jackson Martin, Steve Martin, Rachel McAdams, Anthony McCoy, Katelyn McKerracher, Chad McKinney, Baya Medhaffer, Alyx Melone, Tyler Messick, Dounia Mikou, Helen Mirren, Susan Misner, Jessica Mitchell, Reece Moffett, Roland Møller, Ali Momen, Julianne Moore, Elisabeth Moss, Sandhya Mridul, Axelle Munezero, William Nadylam, Jean Baptiste Nazaire, Navid Negahban, Sophie Nélisse, Cynthia Nixon, Tom Noonan, Dean Norris, Kim Novak, Michael Nyqvist, Chris O'Dowd, Alvaro Ogalla, Dean O'Gorman, Elizabeth Olsen, David Oyelowo, Ellen Page, Hunter Page-Lochard, Dev Patel, Michael Peña, Ron Perlman, Terry Pheto, Christopher Plummer, Clémence Poésy, Imogen Poots, Keith Poulson, Tara Pratt, Princess Shaw, Ahmad Qassim, Dennis Quaid, Eddie Redmayne, Richard Reed Perry, Callum Keith Rennie, Ryan Reynolds, Keith Richards, Julian Richings, Emma Roberts, Nick Robinson, Sam Rockwell, Scott Rodger, Géza Röhrig, Sandro Romero, Saoirse Ronan, Chloe Rose, Sakis Rouvas, Louis Roux, Geoffrey Rush, Andrew Ryder, Alain Saadeh, Gia Sandhu, Susan Sarandon, Morgan Saylor, Aliocha Schneider, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mike Scott, Nick Serino, Gingger Shankar, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Kiernan Shipka, Sarah Silverman, J.K. Simmons, Julia Simpson, Goran Slavkovic, Sarah Snook, Sebastian Stan, Kristen Stewart, Patrick Stewart, Yunfan Sun, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, Rossif Sutherland, Theo Tams, Juno Temple, David Thewlis, Tory N. Thompson, River Tiber, Karelle Tremblay, Jacob Tremblay, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Peter Vack, Marine Vacth, Chantal Vaillancourt, Erwin Van Cotthem, Željko Veljkovic, Alicia Vikander, Vinay Virmani, Christopher Walken, Michaela Watkins, Naomi Watts, Matt Watts, Andy Weir, Rachel Weisz, Chase Williamson, Rachel Wilson, Kate Winslet, Letitia Wright, Fouad Yammine, Anton Yelchin, Odessa Young, Zhao Tao, and Elsa Zylberstein.

Time to start figuring out what films you want to see or your favourite filmmakers or celebrities because they will be all over the place in Toronto very soon.

Fore more info:

Purchase Festival ticket packages until August 26 while quantities last. Individual tickets are on sale from Sunday, September 6 to Sunday, September 20. Purchase packages and tickets online 24 hours a day at, by phone at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433.

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